Address seasonal labour needs

Can’t find enough labour during the peak season? Does seasonality impact on your ability to hold on to workers in the low season? The following tools may assist.

Seasonal Worker Programme

The Seasonal Worker Programme assists Australian employers in the agriculture sector nationwide, accommodation sector (in selected locations) and tourism sector (the Northern Australia tourism pilot) that are unable to find enough local Australian labour by providing access to workers from nine participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. Seasonal workers can return in following seasons, providing employers with access to a reliable, returning workforce.

The programme contributes to the economic development of eligible Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste by providing access to low and unskilled work opportunities in Australia. Further information on the programme is available from the Department of Jobs and Small Business website.

Pacific Labour Scheme

The Pacific Labour Scheme began on 1 July 2018 and enables citizens of select Pacific Island countries to take up low and semi-skilled work in rural and regional Australia for up to three years. The Scheme is designed to help fill labour gaps in Australia’s rural and regional towns and farms, and will contribute to enhanced economic integration and development in our regions.

For further information on the Scheme visit Home Affairs

Responsible Service of Alcohol Factsheet

For the first time, all states and territories have measures in place, or are introducing measures, to recognise interstate Response Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification. The Responsible Service of Alcohol Factsheet Responsible Service of Alcohol Factsheet (PDF, 207KB) highlights career opportunities for those with RSA certification that may be looking at moving interstate.

Resources developed through the Tourism Employment Plans (TEPs)

Case Studies